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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 27, 2018 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD-Europe 4-17-72 video

I have to admit, Chris, I enjoyed a bit of this VID too...it is nice to see Jerry just before I began seeing him regularly, and Phil sure does look young...Bobby too.

I agree, DD: Pig is in a bad way...so thin, it seems to me.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 28, 2018 5:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD-Europe 4-17-72 video

Yeah, when the liver starts to shut down you don't look too good. Excuse me while I bring my work to the Forum:

"The majority of cirrhotic patients unintentionally follow a low caloric diet, a fact that is attributed to various side-effects observed in cirrhosis. Loss of appetite, which is currently attributed to the presence of cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNF- α),[10] or alcohol-induced anorexia, are the most common reasons."

Alcohol-induced anorexia is a pretty good way of describing what was happening to the man.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Nov 28, 2018 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD-Europe 4-17-72 video

Does consuming copious amounts of beer indicate a low caloric diet?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 28, 2018 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD-Europe 4-17-72 video

Yes, especially if you also consider nachos and wings "add-ons" rather than complete meals (given the size of the plate, the latter wouldn't be a stretch).

Now I am hungry--no wonder they always provide food and smokes at AA mtgs, eh? Not that I'd know...

;)

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Nov 28, 2018 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD-Europe 4-17-72 video

SDH and TELL
Pictures of Pigpen from his younger days make him out to be pretty stout.
The thing I also noticed was his cheeks were very sunken into his face during Europe 72.
Take all that and check out this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8IV46fRR_o